These lipotropic agents are structurally and functionally closely related to the B-vitamins, or are involved in the energy production from fat. These compounds are often employed together in the hope of potentiating fat-loss, thus while the MIC mixture and B vitamin (s) are often injected separately, they are part of the same overall injection cycle. The non- vitamin compounds (MIC) that are injected into the body stimulate the liver into optimizing the process of metabolism, elevate the movement of and utilization of fat, and provide the needed metabolic environment of the body for a fatty acid (fat) mobilization and utilization.
Lipotropic [MIC] Compounds
These lipotropic, or fat burning, compounds are structurally and functionally related to B-vitamins and are often em- ployed together in of assisting fat-loss. These compounds, commonly referred to as MIC (Methionine—Inositol— Choline) are injected into the body to stimulate the liver into optimizing the process of metabolism, elevate the move- ment of and utilization of fat, and provide the needed metabolic environment of the body for a fatty acid (fat) mobiliza- tion and utilization.
- Methionine helps the liver maintain the optimal ability to process fatty acids.
- Inositol is a sugar-like molecule and may be effective in reducing insulin resistance, a common condition associated with increase body fat.
- Choline is a simple molecule usually classified as a B vitamin, involved in the generation of energy and support of metabolism and also distributes cholesterol and prevents it from getting deposited in one part of the body.
- Thiamine HCl (Vitamin B1)
- Dexpanthenol (Vitamin B5)
Typically, these compounds are administered in concert. Injections can be administered up to twice a week. B12 is pur ported by its users and practitioners to help speed up overall metabolic processes and create a greater feeling of overall energy & wellbeing.
Injections Used For
Lipotropic injections are used to help release fat deposits in certain parts of the body. Some of these areas include the stomach, inner thighs, neck, buttocks and hips. Lipotropic, or fat burning, substances include methionine which helps the liver remove fat; inositol is similar to methionine; choline which distributes cholesterol and prevents it from getting deposited in one part of the body.
Possible Side Effects
Potential side effects include stomach upset and urinary problems due to the strain the injections place on the kidneys. Depression is another possible side effect. Some patients are unable to control their urine, and/or have diarrhea. Finally, some patients reported an unpleasant odor. Lipotropic injections change the function of the digestive system temporarily. This can result in extreme exhaustion, since the body is not used to working at this level and condition. Unexplained pain in unrelated parts of the body is another potential side effect. Patients have complained of pain in the neck and parts of the hand. Some patients have also experienced joint pains and allergic reactions to the injections. Call your Primary Care healthcare provider immediately if you are experiencing any signs of an allergic reaction: wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; also if you experience severe behavioral problems, chest pain or pressure or fast heartbeat, severe dizziness or passing out, nervousness and excitability, or severe headache.
Store this medication at 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C) and away from heat, moisture and light.